In the Spotlight Weather MetMatters guide to cloud spotting 28 November 2022 Cloud spotter? Then you’re in the right place. In fact, the man who gave clouds their fancy Latin names was one of the original members of the Royal Meteorological Society. Luke Howard, pharmacist and amateur meteorologist was born 250 years ago, on 28 November 1772. MetMatters takes a look at his ten basic cloud types. In the Spotlight Weather An artist’s view of the meteorology of Mallaig 14 September 2022 Dramatic skies and stormy seascapes have inspired many an artist over the years, such as the American Jon Schueler. His abstract paintings may not be a literal reproduction of the Scottish scenery, but can you spot the meteorology in his masterpieces? MetMatters asked Magda Salvesen, Schueler’s widow and curator of his estate, to select five of her favourite paintings and tell us more about them. In the Spotlight Weather Why do clouds form? Part 3: Large and slow; small and fast 01 June 2022 Cloud formation is beautiful to watch but harder to explain. In the third and final part of a series of articles, Frank Barrow explains the processes behind the formation of clouds in our atmosphere. In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year 2022: Behind previous winning images – thunderstorms and lightning 18 May 2022 Lightning strikes and storm clouds make for dramatic and winning weather photos. Did you know that 100 lightning bolts strike the planet every second? In the Spotlight Weather April Showers 14 April 2021 It is a well-known piece of weather lore that showers are associated with the month of April. As with most weather lore, it has been in use for many centuries. Weather When is air stable or unstable ? 01 February 2021 Meteorologists often talk about the atmosphere being either stable or unstable. But what does this mean? Weather What are Convective Storms? 10 June 2020 Convective storms or thunderstorms, as they are more commonly referred to in the UK, are severe local storms associated with thunder, lightning, heavy rain, hail, strong winds and sudden changes in temperature. Weather Unprecedented Heat and Intense Thunderstorms 25 July 2019 The UK and central Europe is suffering another extreme heatwave, with all-time records being broken in many places.